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Product Quality Improvement Engineer

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Automotive, General Engineering, General Manufacturing

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Product Quality Improvement Engineer
Manufacturing / Automotive

The Role
The purpose of the role is to be responsible for leading problem solving activities to resolve part, product and batch release issues. In this role you will be the quality and data retrieval expert in several areas to ensure rapid and high quality resolution to batch related issues.

  • Design and improve processes for the manufacture of products to reduce release time of batches and prevent failure reoccurrence, giving due consideration at all times to quality standards, EHS and sustainability.
  • Retrieve, collate and interpret complex technical and quality data, for circulation and presentation to internal customers,
  • Analyse data for integrity using known statistical methods. This could include trending and correlation of multiple data sources.
  • Plan and lead multi-departmental root cause analysis sessions; provide a plan of action and follow through the undertaking of actions via an action tracking system.
  • Coach the process support shift and NPI teams in structured problem solving and methodology.
  • Coordinate appropriate resources to achieve specified objectives

The Person
This opportunity is ideal for an experienced Product Quality Improvement Engineer to bring their experience to bear in a fast-moving yet rewarding environment. To be successful in this position you will have:

  • A degree in an engineering discipline (chemical, process or similar) and equivalent experience.
  • Experience of slurry chemical batching, coating processes and heat treatment in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
  • Strong structured problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills are required to work across a diverse range of functions.
  • Experience of Six Sigma Tools
  • Understanding of Lean manufacturing practices and value stream mapping desired.
  • Knowledge Quality tools and Quality Management Systems ISO16949, ISO14001 and ISO18001 desired.

The Company
Our client is a >£10bn T/O global manufacturing group, which supplies products to numerous industries, primarily to the automotive sector. They now seek a Product Quality Improvement Engineer on a permanent staff basis.
The location is commutable by vehicle via either the A1(M) or M11 motorways from north or south, or direct overland trains, including from central London.

How to Apply
To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.